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Old 06-12-2016, 11:24 PM   #1
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I currently have H&R lowering springs and Bilstein shocks and struts with about 30k miles on them. Ride is getting more bouncy now. I like the stance of my car maybe a little more drop in the back, but I like the height. I could maybe drop it a bit more and like it. My question is, Should I buy the same springs and shocks or buy some coilovers? If stick with springs and shocks should I continue using my current set up or switch to another? If I should go the coilover route what brands are best as this is my daily driver I don't mind a little harsher ride, but nothing too insane. Spending limit is about 1k maybe a couple hundred more. I also have a friend at Eibach and they're factory warehouse store is 10 minutes from my house. I haven't seen a review on their coilovers so if anyone has then please recommend or steer me clear. Thanks!

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Old 06-13-2016, 12:32 AM   #2
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I currently have H&R lowering springs and Bilstein shocks and struts with about 30k miles on them. Ride is getting more bouncy now. I like the stance of my car maybe a little more drop in the back, but I like the height. I could maybe drop it a bit more and like it. My question is, Should I buy the same springs and shocks or buy some coilovers? If stick with springs and shocks should I continue using my current set up or switch to another? If I should go the coilover route what brands are best as this is my daily driver I don't mind a little harsher ride, but nothing too insane. Spending limit is about 1k maybe a couple hundred more. I also have a friend at Eibach and they're factory warehouse store is 10 minutes from my house. I haven't seen a review on their coilovers so if anyone has then please recommend or steer me clear. Thanks!

Fix what you have.

Is the "bounce" coming from the front or the rear of your Bimmer ?



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Old 06-13-2016, 12:35 AM   #3
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Fix what you have.

Is the "bounce" coming from the front or the rear of your Bimmer ?



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It's coming from the rear. It's starting to increase more and more.
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Old 06-13-2016, 12:45 AM   #4
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It's coming from the rear. It's starting to increase more and more.
OK.

You made mention of lowering the rear a little bit, this is Not a problem. Would you also like to lower the front a little too ?


This can all be achieved for a few hundred dollars.



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Old 06-13-2016, 12:59 AM   #5
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You made mention of lowering the rear a little bit, this is Not a problem. Would you also like to lower the front a little too ?





This can all be achieved for a few hundred dollars.







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Yes I would like to lower both a bit more. I also have stock sway bars and since its summer I will be hitting the canyons more should I upgrade thoughts also?
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30k miles they should still be good. Northeast suspension lasts 60k max so you're far from that.
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Yeah, save your money. Skip the coilovers and paint your front bumper.
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Old 06-13-2016, 11:54 AM   #8
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Replace the shocks, take the money saved and finish that front bumper.
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Old 06-13-2016, 12:18 PM   #9
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OP what Bilstein's are you running? If you are getting bounce it means the shock is not controlling the spring anymore

I would follow Robs lead and have him save you some money with a solution.
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Replace the shocks, take the money saved and finish that front bumper.

Bumper was painted awhile back just haven't taken any recent pictures because 64gbs only goes so far haha
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Yeah, save your money. Skip the coilovers and paint your front bumper.

Already painted
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Old 06-13-2016, 02:23 PM   #12
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OP what Bilstein's are you running? If you are getting bounce it means the shock is not controlling the spring anymore



I would follow Robs lead and have him save you some money with a solution.

Yeah speaking with him at the moment, thanks!
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Old 06-13-2016, 03:47 PM   #13
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